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KCSMMHZ
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
unpopular causes such as the hike in the consumption tax. opposition leaders have criticized the dpj for putting the alliance with the u.s. in danger by flip-flopping on relocating american bases. you know, opposition parties will be making these same arguments to voters. >> so how do you rate the opposition's chances of winning? >> mm-hmm. recent polls suggest that main opposition leader democrats could regain power. you know, leader shinzo abe has already served as a prime minister in 2006 and '07. he says he would not yield in territorial fight with china and would increase defense spending if necessary. at the same time, he said he would do more to mend economic ties. he said if deflation persists he might delay the hike in the consumption tax. he has piled the pressure on the central bank to do more to ease monetary policy. he has said the government policy of phasing out nuclear power by the 2030s is unrealistic and irresponsible. >> so how about all these new parties that we're hearing about? >> well, voters who are tired of the establishment could support what are known as th
KCSMMHZ
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
payments set in august. >>> starbucks executives will pay 20 million pounds in corporate tax to the british government. lawmakers are accusing the u.s. coffee chain of tax avoidance. officials of the chain announce it will pay 10 million pounds, or about $16 million each year in 2013 and 2014. they say they'll do it regardless of whether the company is profitable. starbucks entered the british market in 1998. the chain now has over 700 outlets across the country. but the company posted a profit only once since then, and its official paid no corporate tax for the last three years. starbucks officials said they haven't turned a profit because of high rents and brand royalties paid to their amsterdam-based group firm. tax rates in the netherlands are lower than in britain. they say they will pay more tax in the two years than is required under british law. >>> the asian development bank has raised this year's outlook for five emerging economies. its board members cite strong growth in southeast asia, especially in the philippines and malaysia. the bank's board members revised their estimate fr
KCSMMHZ
Dec 4, 2012 2:30pm PST
positions. we heard a very long discussion about tax treatment of same-sex marriages. the cdu trying to show itself as a party that is delectable by urban voters and that stands for diversity, as i said. >> ending the eurozone crisis has been a top priority, not only for merkel, but also for other european leaders as well. >> one key part of the plans is the creation of a banking union. finance ministers were supposed to be discussing the first steps to building such a union today, but the talks collapsed without progress. the discussions are very contentious, mainly because of the devolution of national powers to brussels. our correspondent has been following the talks and explained why they collapsed. >> another meeting on this next question, another failure. basically, the differences between member states were not healed. on the one side, you've got germany being very questioning about the central core idea, which is that the european central bank will become the supervisory body for the whole euro banking area, insuring heavy capitalization of banks to bolster them against future econom
KCSMMHZ
Dec 5, 2012 2:30pm PST
counterpart of people who were evading taxes, but -- passed a list to her greek counterpart of people who were evading taxes, but it was never pursued. >> politicians and officials are taking bribes, even as austerity programs continue. >> earlier, i spoke to the research head at transparency international. i asked which country had made the most progress in the last year at overcoming corruption. >> it is difficult to single out individual countries. what we want to focus on is the countries that stay at the top of our index. we have the scandinavian countries, countries like new zealand, where the commitment access to information, to the justice system working, to open budgeting, are long standing. the government show a long-term commitment. we have seen countries like nepal and sunoco and ivory coast move up from a very low level to higher levels -- and set a goal p-- and senegal and ivory coast move up from a very low level to higher levels. >> is there no improvement in burma? >> countries at the bottom of the list are really challenged in terms of giving their citizens' basic access to s
KCSMMHZ
Dec 3, 2012 2:00am PST
in mozambique. the mining companies receive generous tax breaks from the government. the country's mineral wealth is practically being given away. alberto vaquina, then the provincial governer and now prime minister, says that was a necessary evil. >> when we were negotating with the companies, mozambique first had to establish a reputation as a secure investment location. and that meant making concessions, of course. if the mozambique government suddenly changes the rules after making these compromises, that would send a very poor message. we also need investment in other sectors. if we go back on our word, what would they think? >> but the coal boom is transforming some areas of the region. the provincial capital of tete has grown from a sleepy village to a regional powerhouse with more than 180-thousand residents. the transformation is also visible in the city's largest market. once the market sold mainly fruit and vegetables. these days, though, all sorts of goods are sold here. george azibu shows us his stand. back at home in neighboring malawi, he was unemployed. here in tete, busine
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